Longtime Homer resident Alice C. Cochrane died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 68.
A memorial mass will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Homer. Father Bala will officiate. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date near English Bay.
Ms. Cochrane was born April 13, 1933, at Red Bluff, Calif. She was educated through high school. She moved to Alaska in 1951 and resided in Fairbanks during the 1950s. In the 1960s, she moved to Seldovia and finally to Homer in 1968. She was the owner of the Club Bar in the 1960s. She decided to change the name to Alice's Champagne Palace while driving the Alaska Highway in 1980.
Ms. Cochrane was a member of the Catholic faith.
She also enjoyed gold mining, going to garage sales, traveling and the outdoors.
"Alice was a free spirit and a dear friend to many. She will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. Alice was forever young and her life on this earthly plane brought so many of us happiness. She will be greatly missed, but we'll keep her smile in our hearts forever," her family said.
Ms. Cochrane was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Babcock.
She is survived by her son, Tim Mellen of Homer; daughters and sons-in-law Kathi and Roger Duncan of Homer and Shannon and Larry Hock of Anchorage; son-in-law, Brent Babcock of Homer; grandchildren Cyndi Smith of Carthage, N.C., Ron Monahan of Vancouver, Wash., Justin Millage of Soldotna and Kyle and Speedy B. Hock of Anchorage; and great-grandchildren Whitley, Myranda and Carlie Smith of Carthage and Tyler Monahan of Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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